RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sales to the United States, Europe and Asia represent approximately US$240 million a year, with Bolivia accounting for 74% and an annual average of US$178 million, compared to Peru's 15%, representing US$36 million, and Brazil's 11%, representing a mere US$26 million.
Paradoxically, this Amazonian fruit, which has not been successfully farmed in other parts of the planet, is known in Brazil under the common name "Brazil nut" (a country where it is also called "Pará nut" to differentiate it from other nuts such as the cashew).
Brazilian forests have been . . .